Month: August 2015

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Take the Novice Prayer Pledge

On Thursday, September 3rd at 7:30pm, in a beautiful ceremony called Vestition, the six young men below will join the Dominicans; receiving the habit of the Order of Preachers and beginning their novitiate year. These men need your help. They’ve chosen a radical life of service; a life that isn’t…


The Traveling Philosopher

Earlier this summer, Fr. Michael Dodds, O.P., one of our professors at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) in Berkeley, was invited to present at two conferences which attracted a number of esteemed scholars. He shares his experience below: The first conference occurred at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland,…


First Profession of Vows

Please join us at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland for the First Profession of our brothers on September 5th at 10:30am.


Go Forth In the Face of Adversity

In December of 1216, Pope Honorius III approved Dominic de Guzman’s plan for an order of contemplative preachers. Tradition holds that shortly thereafter, Dominic had a vision while praying in the old St. Peter’s Basilica. Saints Peter and Paul appeared to him, handing him a staff and a book. “Go…


Friars Preach Truth to Youth

Over 200 Catholic teenagers and young adults gathered at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington this past weekend, for the third annual Ignite Your Torch Northwest youth conference. And among the sea of blue and green shirts, there were also a number of habits, including those of the Dominican Friars…